Greatest Classical Music Concertos

Criteria: Classical Concertos are ranked for their innovation and influence, as well as their aesthetic importance, historical significance and lasting popularity.
Part 1: The Greatest Concertos For Keyboard
 1. Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 2. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major
• Johannes Brahms
 3. Piano Concerto in A minor
• Robert Schumann
 4. Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" in E flat major
• Ludwig Van Beethoven
 5. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor
• Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 6. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
• Sergei Rachmaninoff
 7. Piano Concerto in A minor
• Edvard Grieg
 8. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major
• Ludwig Van Beethoven
 9. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
10. Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
11. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
12. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major
• Sergei Prokofiev
13. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major
• Franz Liszt
14. Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor
• Sergei Rachmaninoff
15. Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
• Sergei Rachmaninoff
16. Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor
• Johannes Brahms
17. Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor
• Camille Saint-Saens
18. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
• Ludwig Van Beethoven
19. Piano Concerto No. 3 in E major
• Bela Bartok
20. Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
21. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor
• Frederic Chopin
22. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor
• Frederic Chopin
23. Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor
• Felix Mendelssohn
24. Piano Concerto in G major
• Maurice Ravel
25. Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
26. Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
27. Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor
• Johann Sebastian Bach
28. Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
29. Piano Concerto in D major (for the left hand)
• Maurice Ravel
30. Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major
• Bela Bartok
31. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major
• Ludwig Van Beethoven
32. Noches en los Jardines de Espana
• Manuel de Falla
33. Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
• Franz Liszt
34. Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major "Jeunehomme"
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
35. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major
• Dmitri Shostakovich
36. Symphonic Variations
• Cesar Franck
37. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor
• Dmitri Shostakovich
38. Organ Concerto in G minor
• Francis Poulenc
39. Organ Concerto No. 13 in F major "The Cuckoo & the Nightengale"
• G. F. Handel
40. Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F minor
• Johann Sebastian Bach
41. Piano Concerto in F major
• George Gershwin
42. Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
43. Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor
• Sergei Prokofiev
44. Piano Concerto in D-flat
• Aram Khachaturian
45. Piano Concerto No. 1 in A major
• Bela Bartok
46. Konzertstuck in F minor
• Carl Maria von Weber
47. Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor
• Francis Poulenc
48. Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor
• Sergei Rachmaninoff
49. Totentanz in D minor
• Franz Liszt
50. Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major "Coronation"
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
51. Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major "Egyptian"
• Camille Saint-Saens
52. Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
53. Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
54. Keyboard Concerto in D major, H. 18/11 – Franz Josef Haydn
55. Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor
• Camille Saint-Saens
56. Organ Concerto No. 11 in G minor, Op. 7/5 – George Frideric Handel
57. Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor – Felix Mendelssohn
58. Piano Concerto No. 2 in A minor – Johann Nepomuk Hummel
59. Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major
• Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
60. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor
• Sergei Rachmaninoff
Part 2: The Greatest Concertos For Strings
 1. Violin Concerto in E minor
• Felix Mendelssohn
 2. Violin Concerto in D major
• Ludwig Van Beethoven
 3. Cello Concerto in B minor
• Antonín Dvořák
 4. Violin Concerto in D major
• Johannes Brahms
 5. The Four Seasons
• Antonio Vivaldi
 6. Violin Concerto in D major
• Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 7. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor "Double"
• Johann Sebastian Bach
 8. Cello Concerto in E minor
• Edward Elgar
 9. Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
10. Violin Concerto in D minor
• Jean Sibelius
11. Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
• Max Bruch
12. Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor
• Bela Bartok
13. Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major "Turkish"
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
14. Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor
• Johann Sebastian Bach
15. Cello Concerto in A minor
• Robert Schumann
16. Violin Concerto
• Alban Berg
17. Concerto De Aranjuez
• Joaquin Rodrigo
18. Double Concerto in A minor
• Johannes Brahms
19. Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor
• Serge Prokofiev
20. Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major
• Johann Sebastian Bach
21. Violin Concerto in B minor
• Edward Elgar
22. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor
• Camille Saint-Saens
23. Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major
• Joseph Haydn
24. Symphonie Espagnole
• Edouard Lalo
25. Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major
• Niccolo Paganini
26. Cello Concerto No. 1 in C minor
• Joseph Haydn
27. Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
28. Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
29. Viola Concerto
• William Walton
30. Violin Concerto No.1 in D major
• Serge Prokofiev
31. Poeme for Violin and Orchestra
• Ernest Chausson
32. Violin Concerto
• Samuel Barber
33. Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor
• Camille Saint-Saens
34. Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major
• Dmitri Shostakovich
35. Violin Concerto in D major
• Igor Stravinsky
36. Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor
• Henryk Wieniawski
37. Violin Concerto in D major
• Erich Wolfgang Korngold
38. Violin Concerto
• William Walton
39. Viola Concerto in G major
• Georg Telemann
40. Mandolin Concerto in C major
• Antonio Vivaldi
41. Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor
• Camille Saint-Saens
42. Violin Concerto in A minor
• Alexander Glazunov
43. Cello Concerto in B flat major
• Luigi Boccherini
44. Violin Concerto No. 1
• Karol Szymanowski
45. Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor
• Dmitri Shostakovich
46. Kol Nidrei – Max Bruch
47. Violin Concerto in A minor
• Antonín Dvořák
48. Cello Concerto – William Walton
49. Violin Concerto in E major, RV271 "L'amoroso" – Antonio Vivaldi
50. Violin Concerto in D minor – Aram Khachaturian
Part 3: The Greatest Concertos For Other Instruments
 1. Clarinet Concerto in A major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 2. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major
• Johann Sebastian Bach
 3. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major
• Johann Sebastian Bach
 4. Trumpet Concerto in E flat major
• Joseph Haydn
 5. Concerto for Orchestra
• Bela Bartok
 6. Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op. 6, No. 7
• George Frideric Handel
 7. Triple Concerto C major
• Ludwig Van Beethoven
 8. Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 9. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major
• Johann Sebastian Bach
10. Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 6
• George Frideric Handel
11. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major
• Johann Sebastian Bach
12. Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor
• Carl Maria von Weber
13. Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8
• Arcangelo Corelli
14. Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major
• Johann Sebastian Bach
15. Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major
• Johann Sebastian Bach
16. Oboe Concerto in C major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
17. Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
18. Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
19. Trumpet Concerto in E flat major
• Johann Nepomuk Hummel
20. Oboe Concerto in D major
• Richard Strauss
21. Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major
• Carl Maria von Weber
22. Flute and Harp Concerto in C major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
23. Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 5
• George Frideric Handel
24. Bassoon Concerto in B flat major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
25. Clarinet Concerto
• Aaron Copland
26. Concerto for Orchestra
• Witold Lutoslawski
27. Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 6, No. 10
• George Frideric Handel
28. Concerto in E flat major "Dumbarton Oaks"
• Igor Stravinsky
29. Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major
• Richard Strauss
30. Bassoon Concerto in F major
• Carl Maria von Weber
31. Double Trumpet Concerto in C major
• Antonio Vivaldi
32. Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9, No. 2
• Tomaso Albinoni
33. Flute Concerto in F major, Op. 10/2, RV433 "La Tempesta di Mare"
• Antonio Vivaldi
34. Flute Concerto in G minor, Op. 10/1, RV439 "La Note"
• Antonio Vivaldi
35. Clarinet Concerto in C minor
• Gerald Finzi
36. Trumpet Concerto in D major
• Georg Telemann
37. Sinfonia Concertante for Winds in E flat major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
38. Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major
• Joseph Haydn
39. Double Horn Concerto in E flat major
• Georg Telemann
40. Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major
• Richard Strauss
The Greatest Composers of Concertos
1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2. Ludwig Van Beethoven
3. Johann Sebastian Bach
4. Johannes Brahms
5. Antonio Vivaldi
6. Bela Bartok
7. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
8. Sergei Rachmaninoff
9. George Frideric Handel
10. Serge Prokofiev
11. Robert Schumann
12. Felix Mendelssohn
13. Camille Saint Saens
14. Joseph Haydn
15. Edward Elgar

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Last Updated: 2017-05-28